Getting Ready for Spring- Seed sorting

So, I know I just got done complaining in my last blog that March in Maine is NOT SPRING, but that led me to wanting more spring like activities in my life, because ugh. Enough is enough winter.

This means that about the only thing I can do to make it feel more spring like, is to start going thru our old seeds and organize (one of my favorite things) and decide what new ones to buy in the upcoming weeks(also one of my favorite things- nothing says spring like shopping the seeds in all the different hardware/garden stores in the 40+ mile radius)

We have a lot of seeds left over from last year (like always) and we have a lot of varieties that we are completely out of. With our greenhouse addition and cold frames that we can build very cheaply, we are going to be starting lots of seedlings, and soonish. Well, in April but that is only a couple weeks away. YEA!

We have an ungodly amount of peas, beans and herbs leftover from last year. We also have radishes, corns, and lots of flowers, both edible and medicinal.

However, we have NO tomatoes, tomatillos, peppers, and a whole bunch of other stuff like beets. Also we only have two types of cukes, and we usually plant about 4 or 5. For pickling purposes and fresh eating. We have almost no squash. This is a travesty.


So the plan is to start seed shopping this weekend, and then to do a nice sized order from Johnny’s Select Seeds for the things we like to specialize in, because we love their products.


Until next time, have a wicked good day.


Published by gillisgardensllc

This is the official website for Gillis Gardens, LLC. Gillis Gardens is a farm, run by myself and my wonderful husband. We believe in biodiversity, organic growing methods and doing things ourselves. I knit, crochet, make jewelry and sew. MrGillis builds, doing everything from our plumbing to our mechanical to our renovations. We are both active members of our little community. We both take care of the plants and animals. He weeds, I harvest. He spreads manure, I plant. We raise multiple breeds of chickens for eggs and meat. We have a herd of Alpacas that we shear every year for their beautiful fiber, which we then have milled into ultra luxurious yarn. We make our own maple syrup, preserves and pickles. We raise bees for honey and herbs for medicine. We also raise pigs for meat and fun. We are the parents of two young children, and consider that our most important job. Follow our adventures here and also on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter.

4 thoughts on “Getting Ready for Spring- Seed sorting

  1. I see you have a packet of Golden Sweet Snow Pea. Did you grow them last year? How did they perform? I actually had them on my list, but they were cut in the last round to meet the budget since I had some leftover Dwarf Gray Sugar and Oregon Sugar Pod II.

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